Saturday 1 October 2016

Hoping to commence second phase of centre of excellence

Published 11/12/2012 | 08:52

SLIGO County Board hoped to progress phase two of the Centre of Excellence at Scarden next year, outgoing Secretary, Padraig Duffy, says in his report to the County Convention.

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He states that the development has progressed to schedule.

Three pitches had been laid at the site and grass was growing very well.

Curran Contractors, the principals in the development, had done excellent work to date and worked well in co-operation with site engineers, Vincent Hannon & Company.

Mr. Duffy said a very good working committee oversees the project regularly on behalf of the Coiste.

Of phase two he added: "We can only undertake this with the support of the wider GAA community, who will continue to support the fundraising activities of the Finance Committee.

While Croke Park had committed to generous grass support, this was conditional on the County Board raising a portion of the costs.

The outgoing Secretary said: "We must demonstrate our commitment to this very necessary development by giving it total support. "It is a major investment in the future. "Generations to come will appreciate the kind of facilities we plan to put in place."

Mr. Duffy appealed to all to continue to support the fundraising initiatives which must be undertaken if this essential project was to be brought to fruition.

He said: "I have no doubt the Gaels of Sligo won't be found wanting."

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